Tuesday 23 August 2016
Frogmore House and Savill Garden, both in Windsor Great Park
Built in the 17th century, Frogmore House became a royal property when it was purchased for George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, in 1792. It is no longer occupied but it is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining. Savill Garden was created by Sir Eric Savill in the 1930s and is managed by the Crown Estate. The garden includes woodland, ornamental areas and a pond. Attractions include the New Zealand Garden, the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House and trees planted by members of the Royal Family.

Tuesday 13 September 2016
Richmond Walk
Walk around central Richmond with Jane Short of Richmond Heritage Guides and visit 4 Maids of Honour Row on Richmond Green.

Wednesday 12 October 2016
The Priory and Hospital Churches of St Bartholomew
London’s oldest surviving church in continuous use since 1143.

Tuesday 15 November 2016
V&A New Galleries
Visit to the New Galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum led by Blue Badge Guide Anna Warrillow.

Friday 20 January 2017
Sir John Soane Museum and Samuel Johnson’s House
Sir John Soane’s amazing and varied collection in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Samuel Johnson’s home, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the City, where he wrote the Dictionary of the English Language.

Friday 24 February 2017
Courtauld Gallery
Blue Badge Guide Sarah Ciacci will guide us around the splendid 19th century art of the Courtauld Gallery.

Saturday 25 February 2017
Choral evening at Westminster Abbey
A magical tour, in the quiet of the evening, of special historical and architectural sites with music from the Purcell Club.

Friday 24 March 2017
Athenaeum Club
A visit to one of London’s leading clubs, the Athenaeum in Pall Mall.

Thursday 27 April 2017
Hogarth’s House and Chiswick House
The splendid Palladian Villa of the Duke of Northumberland and the neighbouring “country cottage” of the artist William Hogarth.

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Street Art
A guided stroll around Spitalfields and Shoreditch, exploring street art in the area.

Wednesday 28 June 2017
A visit to Chichester, the county town of West Sussex with a tour of the Norman cathedral.

Tuesday 25 July 2017 and Wednesday 26 July 2017
Canterbury and Saltwood Castle
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We will visit Canterbury in the morning and then visit nearby Saltwood Castle where the murderers of Thomas Beckitt stayed before the dastardly deed was committed.

Thursday 17 August 2017
The Wallace Collection
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There will be two tours running simultaneously in the morning and then again in the afternoon. One tour will be a Highlights Tour of the Collection and the other one will cover 18th Century French Decorative and Fine Arts, particularly the furniture and the Sevres porcelain. You can choose to do both tours or just one and, if only one, you can choose whether to do it in the morning or the afternoon.

Thursday 21 September 2017
Firle Place and Charleston House
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Two famous houses in East Sussex, one the home of Lord Gage, the other the “home” of the Bloomsbury Goup.

Tuesday 3 October 2017
Chevening House and Ightham Mote House
Two lovely houses near Sevenoaks. Chevening is the Foreign Secretary’s country home and Ightham Mote shows the development of an English country house over 700 years.

Thursday 12 October 2017
Guildhall Arts Gallery

Wednesday 15 November 2017
City Churches Walk

January 2018
(TBC) Tate Britain

February 2018
(TBC) House of Parliament

March 2018
(TBC) Lambeth Palace

April 2018
(TBC) Sandhurst

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Sudeley Castle
Beautiful 12th century Cotswold home of Katherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII. Its art treasures include paintings by Constable, Rubens and Van Dyck.

June 2018
(TBC) Titsey Place

June 2018
(TBC) Ascot

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